The Newstart allowance is far too low. The current rate, just under $40 per day, does not enable the recipient to pay rent, buy food, afford transport, prepare for a job interview. How can a person make a new start in life without enough money to live on?
The rate is ridiculously low. It forces the recipient into poverty and puts them at great risk of homelessness.
It’s time to raise the rate. Find out more about this issue and show your support by signing up to the campaign here: Raise the Rate